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Nicki Peterson

Executive Director of Development

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Nicole Peterson has more than 20 years of professional development experience. She has been at NC State for 15 years and helped to establish the Division of Academic & Student Affairs development office in 2014. In this role, Nicole developed the unit’s fundraising infrastructure, identified fundraising initiatives, and has raised nearly $30M for DASA as part of NC State’s $1.6B Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign. Prior to building DASA’s development program, Nicole oversaw the Arts Development Office. During her time in the arts, she led the building campaign for the Gregg Museum of Art & Design, NC State’s first stand-alone art museum, which opened in 2017.

Before her tenure at NC State, Nicole honed her development skills at Duke University, George Washington University, the Corcoran Gallery of Art & Design, and Dartmouth College. She holds a B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park.